Department of Sociology and Family Studies

Requirements for the Sociology Major

Information concerning degree requirements is presented fully in the UNA Catalog. Please see your academic advisor if you have questions regarding graduation requirements. All students should familiarize themselves with these requirements and make appointments with your academic advisor during each pre-registration period.

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COURSE CREDIT HOURS

GENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENT (41 credit hours from Area I-IV)

Area I: Written Composition
EN 111 (3) and EN 112 (3) or
EN 121 (3) and EN 122 (3)

6

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts
EN 211 (3) and EN 212 (3) or
EN 221 (3) and EN 222 (3) or
EN 231 (3) and EN 232 (3) or
EN 233 (3) and EN 234 (3)

6

COM 201 (3) 3
3 semester hours selected from the following:
AR 170 (3), AR 281 (3), AR 282 (3),
FR 101 (3), FR 102 (3), FR 201 (3); FR 202 (3);
GR 101 (3), GR 102 (3), GR 201 (3), GR 202 (3),
MU 222 (3), MU 244 (3), PHL 201 (3), PHL 205 (3), RE 221 (3), 
RE 231 (3), SP 101 (3), SP 102 (3), SP 201 (3), SP 202 (3), TH 210 (3)





3
Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
3 semester hours selected from the following:
MA 110 (3), MA 111 (3), MA 112 (3), MA 113 (3), MA 115 (4),
MA 125 (4), MA 126 (4), MA 147 (3), MA 227 (4), MA 237 (3), MA 238 (3)



3
8 semester hours selected from the following:
BI 101 (4), BI 102 (4), BI 111 (4), BI 112 (4),
CH 101 (4), CH 102 (4), CH 111 (4), CH 112 (4), 
ES 131 (4), ES 132 (4), ES 133 (4),
GE 111 (4), GE 112 (4), PH 101 (4), PH 121 (4),
PH 125 (4), PH 241 (4), PH 242 (4), PH 251 (5), PH 252 (5)





8
Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences
HI 101 (3) and HI 102 (3) or
HI 201 (3) and HI 202 (3)


6
6 semester hours selected from the following:
COM 205 (3), EC 251 (3), EC 252 (3), ED 299 (3), 
FL 201 (3), FL 202 (3), FL 204 (2), GE 102 (3),  GE 260 (3), 
HPE 175 (3), HPE 213 (3), PS 241 (3), PY 201 (3),  
SO 221 (3), 
SO 222 (3), SRM 200 (3)

6

Students seeking the B.A. degree are required to complete 6 semester hours of foreign language at
the intermediate level (e.g., 201, 202). These hours may be applied to Area V requirements.
SOCIOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (34 hours)

SO 221 Introductory Sociology

3

SO 222 Current Social Problems 

3

SO/WS 223 Marriage and the Family

3

SO 310 Methods of Social Research

4

SO 423 History of Social Thought

3

SO 428 Modern Sociological Theory

3

SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVES (15 hours):  Choose from Sociology courses (300-400 Level) (*Students may fulfill elective requirements by pursuing an area of concentration):

15
MANDATORY SUPPORT COURSE (3 hours):

Introduction to Computer (CS 110) or Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (CIS 125) or Intermediate Computer Topics (CS 120)

3
A MINOR OR DOUBLE MAJOR IS REQUIRED OF ALL SOCIOLOGY MAJORS (Credit Hours will vary)
GENERAL ELECTIVES:  The remainder of the 120 hour graduation requirements may be selected by the student. 36 hours must come from 300 or 400 level courses.

Requirements for the Sociology Minor

COURSE CREDIT

SO 221 Introduction to Sociology 

3
SO 222 Current Social Problems  3
SO 423 History of Social Thought  3
Sociology Electives (including nine hours of 300-400 level Sociology courses)
12
TOTAL 21

Requirements for the Family Studies Minor

COURSE CREDIT

SO/WS Marriage and the Family 

3
HES 443 Family Development 3
SO 301 Parenting and Socialization  3
SO 308 Aging and Society  3
Electives (Choose 1 from the Gender Component)
SO 300 Sociology of Gender/Sexual Behavior 3
COM/WS 386 Gender Communication  3

 SO/WS 443 Social Psychology of Intimate Relationships

OR

PY 450 Psychology of Close Relationships 

3
Electives (Choose 1 from the Professional Application Component)
 CJ 330 Domestic Violence 3
 CJ 390 Substance Abuse  3
 SW 420 Services to Families and Children 3
TOTAL 18